12-10-2021 15:00
The International Brain Initiative: Shaping the future of globally coordinated neuroscience

Workshops
Understanding the human brain is one of the most significant challenges of our time. Despite considerable research, neuroscientists still lack an integrative, comprehensive understanding of the human brain. Neuroscience initiatives, such as those funded by the EU and other countries, are undertaking large-scale efforts to tackle this moonshot challenge.

The International Brain Initiative (IBI) has been established to coordinate efforts across existing and emerging national and regional brain initiatives. In this STOA workshop, IBI representatives will describe their approach to shaping the future of international neuroscience collaborations through efforts in neuroethics, data policy and the dissemination of scientific resources. The initiatives involved in IBI aim to provide a robust forum for global information sharing and resources for collaborations. The event will be introduced with a talk by the 2014 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine, Professor Edvard MOSER.


Programme

15:00-15:10 WELCOME
Patrizia TOIA, MEP and STOA Panel member

15:10-15:35 KEY NOTE SPEAKER - SCIENTIFIC FEATURE
Edvard MOSER, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

15:35-15:50 ENABLING INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION: IBI OVERVIEW
Jan BJAALIE, International Brain Initiative, Human Brain Project and Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo

15:50-16:50 HOW CAN THE IBI MODEL FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION BE IMPROVED?
Katrin AMUNTS, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
John NGAI, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, United States
Shigeo OKABE, University of Tokyo, Japan
Mu Ming POO, Institute of Neuroscience (ION), Shanghai, China
Linda RICHARDS, Washington University, St. Louis, United States

16:50-17:15 QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSIONS

17:15-17:30 SESSION SUMMARY & CLOSING REMARKS
Amy BERNARD, Kavli Foundation, Los Angeles, United States
Eva KAILI, MEP and STOA Chair
Patrizia TOIA, MEP and STOA Panel member

Moderator: Monica DI LUCA, University of Milan, Italy